Community Sponsorship Activist Resources

My New Neighbour: a way to bring refugees to Australia safely.

We’re mobilising towns and communities in advocating for a fairer community sponsorship program for refugees. A fairer sponsorship program would allow everyday Australians and their communities to support refugees in coming to Australia and settling into the community.

By growing visible support in your community for an improved community sponsorship program (CSP) and lobbying your local council to show their support, we will send our government a clear message: our communities are serious about creating safe ways for people to rebuild their lives in Australia.

What is Community Sponsorship?

Check out this explainer video!

My New Neighbour Conversation Series toolkit

Organise a My New Neighbour ‘Stories’ Event

(PDF, 595Kb)

This guide has all the information you need to be part of Amnesty’s ‘My New Neighbour Stories’ events happening around Australia. By helping to share the stories of welcoming communities around Australia, you will be part of Amnesty’s global movement to create supportive pathways for refugees to reach safety.

Other resources

My New Neighbour campaign toolkit

Download the My New Neighbour campaign toolkit

Getting local allies

These one-page guides are an easy tool you can use to help you get your schools, councils and sporting clubs on board.

schools sporting clubs local COUNCILs

Ready to get your local council on board? Check out the guides specific for getting your councillors to pass a motion supporting an expanded and improved community sponsorship program.

local COUNCIL GUIDE council motion template

It’s important to show the community support for this issue so working with local media to showcase sporting clubs, schools and local councils supporting the campaign is important and helps get more community support for CSP.

Media tips media release template

Get people to show their support for the program. Ask them to sign and share the petition and make public statements about their support for the campaign. Use the ‘What is CSP’ flyer at events and stalls where people want more detailed information about the program, the ‘general’ flyer is very top line information about the campaign that is a good easy handout.

petition FAQS what is CSP flyer for events General flyer for events

Posters and signs (right click on the image to download)

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